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Islamic Cairo

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Egypt
Description:
Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. Founded in the 10th century, it became the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Islamic Cairo", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.